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n. pl. par·o·dies
a. A literary or artistic work that uses imitation, as of the characteristic style of an author or a work, for comic effect or ridicule.
b. A genre, as in literature, comprising such works.
2. Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty: The trial was a parody of justice.
3. Music The practice of reworking an already established composition, especially the incorporation into the Mass of material borrowed from other works, such as motets or madrigals.
tr.v. par·o·died, par·o·dy·ing, par·o·dies
To make a parody of. See Synonyms at imitate.

[Latin parōdia, from Greek parōidiā : para-, subsidiary to; see para-1 + aoidē, ōidē, song; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]

pa·rod′ic (pə-rŏd′ĭk), pa·rod′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
par′o·dist n.
par′o·dis′tic adj.


characteristic of parody
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Calvino labels it a "harsh, mangled, violent Tuscan, but in the end one without vices, except possibly for the conceitedness of the dialect that poses as a language with almost parodistic effects" (Italian Folktales xxv).
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This article renews the discussion of "Neue Lebensansichten eines Katers" by analyzing the as-yet-overlooked implications of how the text's parodistic arrangement foregrounds the role of discursive authority in both narrative and science making as the aim of Wolf's satire.
No actor now, except in parody, has any desire to replicate that parodistic image.
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The argument as a whole in Beckett's case leads to Jebb's seemingly predetermined conclusion--that Beckett himself was "an artist whose ego is no longer 'itself to itself; who cannot reach beyond the solipsism of parodistic, nihilistic, anti-matter, whose aesthetic form explores and exposes the void of negative theism, and whose struggle is to 'find words for his making'" (122).
And as Joseph Valente points out, Bloom's use of the word "Love" immediately calls forth from the other, "intruding" voice in "Cyclops" a parodistic list of "love" phrases that inflates the word to banal meaninglessness ("The Politics of Joyce's Polyphony" 64).